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Boils merrily, cooks much too fast, temperature too high
on 28 June 2014
I bought this slow cooker some while ago and have used it now for quite a number of times. But it does not deserve the name "slow cooker". Usually a meal would cook in a slow cooker for 8 to 10 hours on the "low" setting. You can not do it that way with this cooker, it boils merrily after at most 3 to 4 hours. So, to avoid overcooking, you have to shorten cooking times to 2/3 to 1/2 of the usual cooking time in a slow cooker even at the "low" setting.
That makes it unusable if you want to prepare your meal in the morning and have it ready when you get back in the evening after work. I wouldn't do this with this not-so-slow cooker. I have several other slow cookers from other manufacturers, none of them cooks that fast or with visible boiling. I'd expect a slow cooker to prepare the food just below boiling point, so an occasional bubble here or there may be OK, but this thing boils quite like a regular pot on a low heat stove.
It works fine if you do want to simmer your food and prepare it in a shorter time, like other slow cookers do on a "high" setting. But for real slow cooking, get another cooker.